- To increase healthcare access for all Americans, especially in areas of need
To increase the scope of research in community healthcare and impact direct service towards the communities.
Access to healthcare services is a serious issue, especially in rural America. Citizens of the USA should be able to conveniently and confidently access services such as primary care, dental care, behavioral health, emergency care, and public health services. Access to health care is vital for the prevention of disease, detection and treatment of illnesses, quality of life, preventable death and improving life expectancy.
For rural residents to have sufficient healthcare access, necessary and appropriate services must be available and obtainable on time. Even when an adequate supply of health care services exists in the community, there are other factors to consider regarding healthcare access. For instance, to have good health care access, there has to be access to providers.
The foreign physicians.
Foreign-born physicians get to work on visa such as H1B provided by corporate hospitals and are bound by strict agreements. There have been multiple cases of abuse of these physicians due to the visa restrictions. They see prolonged time periods of wait time on visa and unable to get permanent residencies in a reasonable time. Without a permanent residency status, they are limited to one geographical area and often not able to spread to areas where patients need physicians.
Legal associations, healthcare industries, and political leaders are starting to look into the data of affected Americans and come up with a remedial plan to facilitate effective integration of these physicians into the American society to advance homogeneous healthcare access to all Americans.
PAHA aims to get all the physicians, extended health care providers, lawmakers, local leadership bodies and healthcare facilities to work as a team with one objective—healthcare access for all Americans.